Bachelor in History, George Fox College, Newberg, Oregon, 1947. Master of Arts in History, University Michigan, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy In Educational Administration, University Portland (Oregon), 1960.
High school teacher, Oregon and Idaho assistant professor of history and education, Portland State University, 1960-1965; director planning and research, associate professor of history and education, Warner Pacific College, Portland, 1968-1970; dean, associate professor, U. Alaska Statewide System, Anchorage, 1971-1980; president, researcher, Donley Prodns., Inc., Anchorage, 1980-1985; president, writer, Western Wordcraft, Anchorage, since 1985. Commissioner, trustee N.W. Association Schools and Colls., Seattle, 1971-1978. Abstractor Clio Press, Santa Barbara, 1960-1965.
Coordinator University Arkansas Statewide Planning Group, Fairbanks, 1971-1974. Loaned executive United Way Fund Doctor, Anchorage, 1975-1976. Governor, board Anchorage Civic Opera Association, 1978-1981.
Secretary-treasurer Community College Coalition Alaska, 1986-1988. Co-presentor workshops for Counselors and Advisers, Bad Kissingen, Germany, 1983. Member committee University Alaska-Archorage Archives and Records, 1978-1982.
Member American History Association (life), Medieval Academy American (life), Renaissance Association, National Writer's Club, Northwest Association Community and Junior Colleges (trustee, treasurer, vice president 1972-1977), National Federation Press Women, Alaska Press Women.
Married Robert F. Broderick, July 27, 1951 (divorced May 1968). Children: Bill, Mike. Married Stanley Gavac, June 8, 1979.
Stepchildren: Tim, Mark, Jan LaValley.